MIAMI -- A person with knowledge of contract negotiations between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat says talks are at an impasse, and that Wade is considering all options -- including potentially leaving the team that drafted him 12 years ago.
The person says Wade and the Heat had talks on Thursday about his contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side has publicly discussed the negotiations.
Wade can choose to opt out and become a free agent this summer, or play the last year on his deal and earn about $16.1 million next season.
The Heat do not comment about ongoing negotiations.
Wade led the Heat in scoring this season at 21.5 points per game, but missed 20 contests because of injuries and illness.